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Biblical Marriage

If you are married, did you have a pre-marital course to prepare you for marriage? Jenny and I are just under 5 months shy of been married for 50 years. Before we were married, we arranged to meet with the pastor. He saw us for about 30 minutes and then married us a few months […]

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The Lord’s Table

Today we are 185 days into lockdown and 271 days into the year. The 10th month is almost here. As you look back over this period of time, what have you missed the most? What is it that you were used to and enjoyed and then missed, especially once lock down hit us? Some might […]

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Evangelistic Prayers

I received a call this morning from an elderly lady who lives in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. She and her late husband were founder members of one of the church’s there. They were and she still is at 88 very evangelistic. Her heart beats for the Gospel. Few people escape being told about Jesus […]

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Assurance

I like to cut the lawn edges before I mow the lawns because any grass cuttings left on the lawn will be sucked up into the lawn mower’s grass catcher. Friday is, weather permitting, grass cutting day. So, there I was cutting the edges with the weed eater. I use two extension cords. One had […]

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Christian Heritage

This morning I went into a Quick Spar shop near us to buy some braai wood. We were having two friends over for fellowship and a braai because today is Heritage Day (commonly labelled as “Braai Day”). When I reached the checkout counter, there were three tills in operation, all manned by ladies, each one […]

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Disappointment

About 14 years ago, Jenny purchased a set of four all-weather lights for our garden. We never used them, and a few days ago she found the box in the storeroom. Yesterday, we opened the box to see how it all fits together. The system is 220 volts with a step down reducer to 24 […]

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Made Clean

I have a very old copier/printer that has served me well for at least 14 to 15 years. I was given this machine as a secondhand one. It is strong and robust and the print quality is perfect. This does not mean to say it has not given problems, because anything with moving parts and […]

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The Judge

The previous president of South Africa has always said he wanted his day in court. This stems from various allegations and suggestions–even from the courts–that he has been corrupt in various instances. Now that he is no longer president, and although he has appeared in court on a number of occasions, he is trying every […]

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Riches

Dominic-Madori Davis of the Business Insider (USA) writes about the 15 richest people in Africa who have a combined net worth of more than R1.1 trillion. They have made their fortunes by investing in industries like diamonds, oil, and retail. In total, they have a combined total net worth of $73.3 billion, with Aliko Dangote, […]

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Communicating Better

Our children (daughter Angela and son-in-law Roy) and grandchildren (Nathan and Luke) live in Naperville outside of Chicago. Roy has worked in the hospitality industry for almost all his working life. Now he works at the Corporate Office of a large International Hotel Networking Group. He is their Intranet Service Manager (Service Now). Before I […]